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Success for pelican river forest!

Thank Governor Evers for conserving Pelican River, one of the largest land conservation efforts in state history. On January 23rd, 2024 the Governor announced in his State of the State address that Wisconsin would protect nearly 70,000 acres of forestland. In the Governor’s words, “This is a big deal, folks.”

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2022 is an important election year in Wisconsin. All Assembly seats, many Senate seats, and the Governor’s office will all be decided in November. Many districts will see competitive primary elections on August 9th, 2022.

More than 30 legislators are not seeking reelection, so there will be a lot of new faces at the Capitol in 2023.

Our task right now is to educate legislators and candidates on the value of land and water conservation in Wisconsin, and to educate them about how Knowles-Nelson works in communities across the state.

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and show your love for Wisconsin’s land and water.

Knowles-Nelson is Wisconsin’s best kept secret, but it shouldn’t be! We’re proud of all the ways that Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program investments have made our state a beautiful, fun, and healthy place to live and play. Let’s show it off!

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Thank you for supporting Team Knowles-Nelson! We want to make it as easy as possible for you and your organization to participate in the campaign to renew the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. We’ve collected some resources to help you promote the campaign, talk to your elected officials, and feature Team Knowles-Nelson campaigns on your own site.

outdoor recreation jobs in Wisconsin
$18 billion
spent annually on outdoor recreation in WI
Knowles-Nelson grants support trail building
2.3 million
annual visitors to the Ice Age Trail
annual environmental benefits per acre protected by Knowles-Nelson
$5 billion
annual outdoor recreation wages
Wisconsin households within 1 mile of a Knowles-Nelson investment
$2 billion
annual ecological value of Knowles-Nelson lands
2.5 million
acres of Wisconsin County Forests
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